Monday, December 21, 2009

Cat On A Cold Tin Roof

Back in the early 1900s, dressing animals in clothes and taking their pictures was in vogue. Some of the pictures were staged pretty elaborately - cats or dogs in dresses and suits at tea parties, in restaurants, playing poker or other various domestic scenes.

This cat seems pretty tolerant, standing on its hind legs, dressed in seasonal finery, pulling a sled loaded with gifts. Might that be a catnip wreath?


Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Poor little pussy cat! Pic is cute - but the things we sometimes make our pets endure!!!

Hope your holidays are full of merriment, connections and love.

steven said...

hello golden west. my son returned from visiting his best bud's lace and told me that they had dressed up his friend's dog in its hallowe'en costume. i remember my daughter adapting barbie clothes to a hamster. i think that this still goes on!!!! have a lovely day. steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

I always understood that a lot of the animals used in these tableaux were stuffed animals. Sounds horrible but I definitely couldn't get my cat dressed up like that without an awful lot of scratches on my arms.

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